From Grandpa’s Sweaters To Grandma’s Scarves: “What I Really Wanted Was What My Grandmother Owned. I Wanted To Be Her.”

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So, my name is Alek Chandra and I’m from Milford, Connecticut. When I was 10 years old, it was around Christmas time, and I am at my grandmother’s home, so my father’s mother’s home, and she’s from India. As my grandmother and grandfather pass out gifts, I received mine and …

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Gay Man Elected Homecoming Queen, Raises Awareness for Gender Nonconforming Issues

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Hello. My name is Che-Che Turrubiartez. I’m from Chicago, Illinois. Back in 2009, I used to be part of this youth group at the Illinois Safe Schools Alliance. And, you know, every single year at the Day of Silence, we had an “ask” and our “ask” was was to CPS, …

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“I Wish I Could Show Myself At 13 Who I Am Now.” Genderqueer Expression Leads To Empowerment.

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My name is Jacob Tobia and I’m from Raleigh, North Carolina. By the time I was around 16, I came out to my parents as gay. I thought I was done, that was it. And then I started doing a bunch of gay activism. As part of that I started …

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